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Icecrown Citadel Raid Buff Increased to 10%
2010/03/30 at 1:54 PM
The raid buffs that
at the beginning of the month for
have been increased in this morning's maintenance. Originally set to increase damage, healing, absorption effects and health by 5%,
Strength of Wrynn
have now been increased to
Now that the first increase in the buff is now active we have an idea of how often the buff will increase. Expect the next increase (15%) on
, which is four weeks from today.
Tom Chilton Interview: Possible Raid Boss Before Cataclysm
2010/02/18 at 7:01 PM
published yesterday an interview with Tom Chilton, game director for World of Warcraft, looking back on the Wrath of the Lich King expansion.
They talk about how what classes we might have seen instead of Death Knights, graphical improvements, PvP, why Ulduar was chosen and even a brief discussion of the content patch between now and and Cataclysm.
Hint: It just might be a
single-boss encounter in the Ruby Sanctum
, inside Wyrmrest Temple!
For the final question, there’s been some rumors going around and I wanted to clear them up. You guys have wrapped up the main Lich King storyline. Icecrown is out there, which you guys have said is the final major raid for this expansion. But there are some rumors that there might be another content patch of some
Blizzard and Upper Deck Parting Ways
2010/02/12 at 8:10 PM
As some of you may have heard on other sites, such as
are not renewing the contract for Upper Deck to produce the trading card game cards. This is a big change as Upper Deck is one the biggest distributors of TCG that I can think of. Blizzard has said they will continue forward with the TCG and are continuing to look forward.
Now onto a little speculation! From what I noticed and have heard about around the water cooler (You didn't know we had a water cooler?) is that Blizzard likes to do things in-house. Compared to when Blizzard and Upper Deck first launched the WoW TCG, Blizzard has received a lot of experience in the TCG arena and they may have decided it's time to bring the project under their own umbrella. This would mean Blizzard would begin printing the cards and distributing it themselves and would have more freedom in how to handle things.
You can read the post by Blizzard regarding this after the break.
BlizzCon 2010 Tentatively Scheduled for October
2010/02/03 at 3:40 PM
that one of their readers has stumbled upon dates at the Anaheim Convention Center's
that are listed as
. The dates are listed as October 22nd and 23rd, 2010.
These dates have not officially been announced yet by Blizzard so don't go making plans just yet.
Update: The dates have been removed from the calendar's website.
Suspected 3.3.2 Patch Notes Posted
2010/01/25 at 7:27 PM
has discovered the patch notes for the upcoming 3.3.2 patch on the
official Korean site
It has some noticeable changes in it for druids, shaman, warlocks, and warriors as well as some nice fixes to help make some of the dungeons run smoother.
As we indicated
, we will NOT be seeing the patch this week -- but on
February 2, 2010
The team over at WoW.com was able to translate most of it, but as translations are never perfect, some of the wording might be slightly off. You can read the translated patch notes after the break!
was kind enough and went through and fixed up some of the unclear translations for us.
Arena Season 7 Ends, 8 to Start Soon
2010/01/18 at 3:33 PM
With arena season 7 coming to an end tomorrow (Jan 19), it is about time we all look forward to the next arena season.
will become the new season's high-end set costing arena points and having rating requirements on most of the pieces.
pieces will have a lower arena point cost than the previous season and rating requirements lowered or removed. Next,
will be moved to the honor point system. Finally the
set will be removed off all vendors.
New Damage/Healing Debuff?
There is also a major change that might happen for the last season before Cataclysm. Blizzard is considering experimenting a little bit, as mentioned in the recent Twitter
Q. If damage and healing is too much per health ratio, then why don't you have battlegrounds/arenas give a -30% damage/healing debuff?
A. We have been talking about solutions
Cataclysm Alpha NOT Starting Tuesday
2010/01/09 at 6:06 PM
Several websites have reported today that the F&F alpha test for World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
begin this upcoming Tuesday, January 12, 2010. Along with these rumours is a DVD (as seen on the right) that is
a copy of the alpha that will be distributed to testers instead of being a digital download to deter people from getting the data easily.
According to sources close to us here at Wowhead, we can confirm that all of these rumours are false and the alpha
be starting Tuesday. Also, the supposed alpha DVD has been confirmed to be fake.
As always, be careful with what you read on the interwebs!
Blizzard Giving Thought to Mandatory Authenticator?
2010/01/08 at 1:00 PM
recent article over at WoW.com, Blizzard is giving serious consideration to making authenticators mandatory for all accounts.
While I personally think this would be a great idea and could almost eliminate hacking attempts, I still see some problems with it. First there is the entire logistical operation involved with this, even if they provided an authenticator with every copy of the game from now on how would they get it to current customers. They also have a lot of trouble even keeping them in stock currently in the Blizzard Store. One way to combat that would be to make this go into effect during Cataclysm and bundle it with the new expansion and give some kind of grace period before they lock it down. Another issue I foresee happening is a lot of people really just plain dislike having to enter a second "password" that is random every time you login, this is especially bad if you have two accounts that you keep switching between.
Overall I personally welcome our new authenticator overlords when they
Arena Season 8: Wrathful Gladiator
2009/12/03 at 2:44 PM
With 3.3 approaching at an alarming pace it is about time to talk about the Future... Of Arenas. As some of you may know the next season is going to be called
Now many of you may be asking the $25,000 question: When is Arena Season 8 going to be coming out? Well I might have an answer for you, but it isn't confirmed by Blizzard in the slightest. From my calculations I am guessing that the current arena season is going to end around the end of the year, which would put it around December 29th or January 5th. The last 3 arena seasons ended after 17, 17, and 18 weeks respectively which would put those two dates in the same time frame from when the season started (Season 7 started September 1, 2009.)
Along with this we also know what the reward for season 8 is for the select few who make it into the top ranks: the legendary
Wrathful Gladiator's Frost Wyrm
Note: Model on the right may or may not be the official model.
Whatever It Is, It Nears.
2009/11/24 at 7:23 PM
Today Blizzard posted another interesting tweet on the
- It nears. 11/25
The most popular guesses as of now are that it's either a screen capture from the upcoming WoW movie, or it's a picture of the new statue that Blizzard is putting in their office lobby.
Personally I'm leaning towards the latter—I think that's more Blizzard's style.
It's Coming - 11/25?
2009/11/23 at 3:13 PM
Today Blizzard posted an interesting tweet on the
Twitter page. It was just a simple message with an image saying something is coming 11/25 with a picture (shown on the right).
- It’s Coming - 11/25
What could this all mean? It's just a few days away and we'll see but it won't hurt to speculate a little. Let's hear your thoughts, hm?
3.3 More Than a Month Away?
2009/11/19 at 10:52 PM
According to a post by Datth (one of the official technical support posters), Patch 3.3 is more than one month away. This would put it at the end of December most likely the 29th or even early January.
We only provide mirror links for full client patches. Background downloads do not count. You have around 1+ month to download this file so we're not really worried about your speed. :)
As there is no official date posted and Blizzard usually doesn't even come close to mentioning them take this with a grain of salt.
But be sure to expect 3.3 sometime Soon™.
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